Bartender Spirits Awards

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Charles Joly

World Class Global Bartending Winner and Official mixologist of the Emmy's and Oscars

Charles Joly's resume is impressive, to say the least:

World Class Global Bartending Winner

Official mixologist of the Emmy's and Oscars

James Beard Award Winner

Creator of Crafthouse Cocktails

Charles Joly was also named American bartender of the year, the top prize Saturday at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.

Lifelong bartender who has turned a passion for hospitality and cocktails into a remarkable journey around the globe.  A genuine love for the industry and competitive spirit (won a reality tv show! For bartending, not the Bachelor), a sizeable amount of hustle (the only American to win the World Class Global Bartending Competition) and a city teeming with like-minded visionaries (former Beverage Director at the James Beard Award winning Aviary in Chicago.

Meet our Judges

Sam Garcia

Bartender and Runs Beverage Program at Carnvial, Chicago

Chris Barna

Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston

Lee Zaremba

Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles